Earlier this year, the UK announced plans to bring forward the ban on the product of new diesel and petrol cars to 2035. But urgent measures like this one are necessary.
Transport and its infrastructure will come under increased scrutiny, says the chair of Smart Transport editorial board Stephen Joseph
Stephen Joseph says decision-makers must take care to ensure the technologies they introduce will contribute to, rather than undermine, policies
Stephen Joseph is keeping a watchful eye on how our politicians will tackle transport issues – and whether they can keep their promises
The central problem for any smart technology is how it deals with me, the dumb user, says Philip Gomm, of the RAC Foundation.
Legally binding targets have been set for harmful emissions yet authorities are not devoting enough thought to them, says AECOM's Kristina Shanidze
An Eco Levy could generate billions for improving public transport – and might even be a surprise weapon for politicians at the ballot box, says Lisa Hopkinson
Travelling by bus may not be top of the agenda when it comes to planning for a smart future, but to overlook its potential is short-sighted, says Darren Shirley
Shaping the environment in which connected vehicles operate is essential if society is to obtain the benefits they might bring, says Daniel Ruiz, CEO of Zenzic.
Plans to install pedestrian crossings costing just £300 have stalled. The battle to drop beacons and zig-zag lines could be transformative, says Lisa Hopkinson
Funding reforms and better integration with other forms of transport will help to re-establish the importance of the Great British bus, says Darren Shirley.
There are many potholes on the road to connected and automated mobility, but expect a safety communications network within the next decade, says Dr Daniel Ruiz, CEO, Zenzic.
It’s fairly easy to espouse the pluses of AV uptake, especially in terms of the environment and safety. But are we overlooking the fact that some just like to drive? asks Damien Lambert, an associate director in AECOM’s Consulting business.
Campaign for Better Transport’s Darren Shirley believes the focus should shift from existing markets to new opportunities in order to create a ‘smarter’ future.
Greater Manchester is engaged in a battle to introduce cheaper pedestrian crossings. How it gets on could be transformative for the region and others watching with interest.
AECOM’s Shamit Gaiger urges transport planners to respond to people’s needs, lifestyles and travel behaviours.
The proposed switch to connected and autonomous vehicles from conventional private transport is gaining momentum. Zenzic CEO Dr Daniel Ruiz (pictured) reports on its progress.
Have you heard about the riots in Madrid after the car access restrictions were brought in last November? No? Funny that. There weren’t any.
Transport professionals must respond to concerns with “creativity and ingenuity” to solve the climate crisis, says WSP UK head of transport, Rachel Skinner.
Given the lack of economies of scale available outside major conurbations, introducing MaaS to rural areas doesn’t have private investors queuing up, says Darren Shirley